Category Archives: The Community

Planned Power Outage for Elsie Locke

There will be a power outage in the Elsie Locke building on Saturday 2 December between 6.00am and 2.00pm.

Due to the replacement and installation of the mechanical switchboard, a complete power shutdown of the plantroom and mechanical equipment is required.

Before close of business Friday 1 December, Elsie Locke residents should prepare for the outage by: 

  • turning off IT equipment.
  • ensuring any UPS equipment is operating correctly.
  • arranging to shut down and reset any specialist equipment. 
  • if equipment in the building is alarmed, this will need to be reset also. 

Facilities Management (FM) Electricians will be onsite throughout this period to attend to any significant infrastructure issues. For more information, please email 

Ngā mihi,  

Te Ratonga Whakahaere Paenga | Facilities Management 

Scheduled Network Maintenance

What’s Happening?  
Digital Services Connectivity (Networks) team are replacing important network equipment that is going end of life. This change will occur over 4 nights between the hours of 6:00pm to 12:00am. 

How could this impact you? 
There will be brief rolling outages throughout the change window. Although each outage is short, it may intermittently disrupt services such as Internet Services and Learn.  

If you continue to experience any issues outside the change window, please log this with the Service Desk. 

Change Windows: 

  • Monday 4th December 6:00pm – 12:00am 
  • Tuesday 5th December 6:00pm – 12:00am
  • Monday 11th December 6:00pm – 12:00am 
  • Tuesday 12th December 6:00pm – 12:00am 

 Ngā mihi,  
Digital Services Connectivity Team 

UC Business School awarded Australasian-first BSIS label

Congratulations to Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School who have successfully completed the international Business School Impact System (BSIS) assessment process.

The first comprehensive impact assessment tool for global business schools, BSIS used a framework of 120 indicators covering seven dimensions [including financial, economic and societal] to identify the impact UC’s Business School has on Ōtautahi Christchurch, and Waitaha Canterbury.

In announcing the achievement, BSIS Director François Bonvalet commended the school’s entrepreneurial spirit, societal impact, and academic excellence.

“Congratulations to the UC Business School! The assessment unveiled the substantial positive impact [and] we look forward to seeing their continued innovation and growing positive influence.”

Executive Dean Professor Paul Ballantine is very happy for the Business School to be the first in Australasia to receive the BSIS label.

“The BSIS impact assessment allows us to… identify key strengths, highlighting the areas of distinctiveness that make our business school unique as we better understand how to communicate the difference we make, and the positive impact we have in the world around us…”

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